Grand visions have changed the tides of history. They captured my imagination and inspired my life. Historical leaders sporting crowns of glory often went through hard times.
The subject of my column is the name of one of my favorite books and it seems particularly apt today: "The Death of Common Sense."
In response to "The anti-incumbency aftermath," (Sept. 19): Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Marsha McLean should be embarrassed, but for different reasons. She should be embarrassed that her handling of Planning Commissioner Dianne Trautman revealed hypocrisy and a lack of integrity.
I see the governor is giving days off to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
In addition, Greg Milleman, vice president of administration of Valencia Water Company, has been promoted to its senior vice president. Milleman has been with Valencia Water Company for 18 years. He has a degree in business administration from California State University, Northridge and is a CPA.
One short, interesting book that every business owner should read is Terri Karachnick's "I Quit, But Forgot to Tell You: Attacking the Spreading Virus of Disengagement."
One of the major providers of healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross, recently sent important information to policy holders regarding the new Health Care Reform Laws and how it will affect health insurance policies.
Kimberly Altobello, Bank of Santa Clarita's executive vice president and chief administrative officer, recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Graduate School of Banking program.
The William S. Hart Union High School District will host a district-wide and city-wide CADRE parent and student drug awareness seminar called "Meet the Expert" at the Canyon High School auditorium on Sept. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
During searches of residences, persons, vehicles, and businesses in May, D.I.S.A.R.M. officers confiscated 73 weapons, $1.5 million in illegal drugs, and arrested 204 probationers, according to Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
The city of Santa Clarita was the recipient of the League of California Cities prestigious Helen Putnam award for excellence for its Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program.
Last Sunday, we had the opportunity to take the boys to Disneyland. It had been years since we were there as a family. I think our three boys were 13, 10 and 8. Now they are 21, 18 and 16.
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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at risk after a week of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are expected to use the backdrop of California's most severe drought in nearly four decades to sell voters on the $7.5 billion water plan they put on the ballot this week.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but which his opponents say is just deserts.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same one Michael Brown was accused of robbing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in a game between division leaders.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame barred four football players from practice and games Friday, announcing an investigation into "suspected academic dishonesty" after allegations surfaced that someone had done course work for them.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A northern New York couple was arraigned late Friday on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Kole Calhoun is embracing his role leading off for the Los Angeles Angels. And he's doing it well.
NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Authorities on Friday removed thousands of marijuana plants found growing in an Orange County wilderness park not far from a high school and a tract of pricey homes.
Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine was arrested Friday in Simi Valley on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court has ruled that the silence of suspects can be used against them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say.